The Florida Legislature
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Recovery Expected in Lottery Revenue; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers, Report No. 12-05, February 2012
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- Although Lottery transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund declined by $55 million in Fiscal Year 2010-11, revenues are projected to recover during the current fiscal year. To maintain and stimulate sales during 2011, the Lottery continued its practice of launching new products and enhanced product distribution.
- To increase transfers to education, the Lottery should continue expanding its retailer network and enhancing its product distribution. In addition, it should evaluate the benefits of adding a fast keno game and continue to assess the option of joining another multi-state game. The Legislature could consider authorizing full-service vending machines, which may facilitate recruitment of large corporate accounts. Other options are to authorize Internet sales and video lottery terminals. However, these options represent expanded gambling and could violate the revenue sharing agreement of the gaming compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
- The Lottery’s operating expense rate continues to meet legislative performance standards. To reduce operating costs, it recently subleased some of its excess headquarters space to another agency. For additional efficiencies, it could consider using alternative retailer payment terms in its future contracts to attract and retain quality retailers while maximizing revenues to the state.
Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?
Department of the Lottery
What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?
- Report No. 13-02 Lottery Revenue Has Increased Over the Past Year; Options Remain to Enhance Transfers,published in January 2013.
- Report No. 11-12 Lottery Profits Decline; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education,published in March 2011.
- Report No. 10-17 Lottery Jackpots, Retailer Density, and Advertising Drive Transfers to Education,published in January 2010.
- Report No. 10-16 Lottery Profits Flat; Increasing Retailer Outlets Is Critical to Increasing Sales,published in January 2010.
- Report No. 09-39 The Legislature Could Consider Several Options to Protect Consumers from Unregulated Internet Poker,published in November 2009.
- Report No. 09-14 Lottery Profits Are Slowing with Economic Downturn; Advertising Services and Retailer Commission Rates Need to Be Addressed,published in March 2009.
- Report No. 08-19 Lottery Profits Continue to Increase; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education,published in April 2008.
- Report No. 07-09 Lottery Scratch-Off Sales Increase; Options Available to Enhance Transfers to Education,published in February 2007.
- Report No. 06-04 Florida’s Lottery Responding to Revenue, Efficiency, and Minority Retailer Challenges,published in January 2006.
- Report No. 04-80 Lottery Faces Challenges Meeting Future Revenue Demands, Continues Work to Improve Efficiency,published in December 2004.
- Report No. 04-01 Progress Report: Florida Lottery Makes Progress by Implementing Many Justification Review Recommendations,published in January 2004.
- Report No. 02-11 Sale of Lottery Products Program, Department of the Lottery,published in February 2002.
- Report No. 12134 Performance Audit of the Selection of Instant Ticket Retailers Program Administered by the Department of the Lottery ,published in June 1993.
- Report No. 12133 Performance Audit of the Selection of On-Line Retailers Administered by the Department of the Lottery ,published in June 1993.
- Report No. 11933 Performance Audit of the Personnel Program Administered by the Department of Lottery ,published in August 1992.
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